sir vs dame :

sir or dame

The English titles “Sir” and “Dame” should never be used with a last name only. It’s “Sir Paul McCartney” or “Sir Paul,” but never “Sir McCartney.” Similarly, it’s “Dame Helen Mirren” or “Dame Helen,” but not “Dame Mirren.”

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  • n  term of address for a man
  • n  a title used before the name of knight or baronet

  • n  informal terms for a (young) woman
  • n  a woman of refinement
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